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Bkeepr    Posted 08-20-2004 at 04:31:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey all, good morning.

Wife wants to get a new weedeater for her to use. We've got one that she likes but she can't start it the first time when cold by herself--I have to. Once it is warm, she can start it. She wants to be able to trim when I'm not around, and that's fine with me. :-)

So, anybody have any recommendations for a gas weedeater with an electric start? She's not very big, so it can't be too heavy but it has to have some power or else it won't last here. Can't be electric powered because of the size of the place. I'd prefer not to spend a gazillion bucks, either, but if we find one she likes and that's what it costs, I expect we will.

thanks for any advice,
Tom A

joel    Posted 08-20-2004 at 09:26:50       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Roundup....or a similar generic.

fred    Posted 08-20-2004 at 06:06:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
go with sthl . was going thro 2 a year of cheapies anf d bought this 3 years ago and still going in long run only about 30% higher pricedI use plastic fingers instead of string on bigger stuff saw blade is dangerous

Bkeepr    Posted 08-20-2004 at 06:28:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
Have had our Ryobi 7 years now, and it gets quite a workout here. Around the homestead weekly, but I also do honeysuckle and briars along fencelines and the highway frontage a couple of times a year so it sees lots of heavy use.

Other than the wife can't start it by herself, it is a wonderful little machine.

Tom A

Judy in IN    Posted 08-20-2004 at 04:40:31       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I just bought a new's a Sthl easystart. I think it was a 45c model. It doesn't start on the pull stroke, but on the release of the cord. I got it for my Dad (72) and myself. It's gas-powered, and light enough for both of us to use. It also has twin lines, so it REALLY cuts! It might be more than you want to spend,($182 round here) but those Stihl's last and last

oooo, interesting!    Posted 08-20-2004 at 05:41:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
So you pull out the cord, then just let it go in on its own and that's when it cranks? Never heard of such a thing, I'll have to check it out. Thanks! I have to assume it'd be lighter than an electric start, too.

Tom A

Clod    Posted 08-20-2004 at 04:53:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
Lenore got a new Robi awhile back.She likes it and can crank it and use it.It must be good because she spends all her spare time on her lawn.

Clod    Posted 08-20-2004 at 04:51:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
Lenore got a new Robi awhile back.She likes it and can crank it and use it.It must be good because she spends all her spare time on here lawn.

UncleTom    Posted 08-20-2004 at 06:00:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
There is one out now that is a 4 stroke engine.Im not sure which brand makes it but a freind of mine bought one and loves it.

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